Egidijus Buožis

Pianist, composer, producer and teacher, Egidijus Buožis develops the mainstream tradition and combines the elements of early piano styles with the expression of modern jazz. In terms of harmonic idiom and aesthetics, his compositions reveal the influence of academic music. He began his concert career as a classical pianist, appearing in recitals and as a soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras. Now he specialises in jazz and appears both solo and with his quartet, performing his original compositions. For several years he has played a series of spontaneous improvisations in duo settings.

Jūratė Kučinskaitė

 

At First Sight - Snapshot

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At First Sight - Snapshot

Petras Vyšniauskas & Egidijus Buožis - spon_ta____ __nica

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Petras Vyšniauskas & Egidijus Buožis - spon_ta____ __nica

Solos & Duos - Blue in Green

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Solos & Duos - Blue in Green

Biography

The pianist Egidijus Buožis (b. 1965) develops the mainstream tradition of jazz, fusing the elements of the early piano styles with contemporary jazz idioms.

 

The pianist has acquired classical piano from the M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts and the Lithuanian Academy of Music. He started his musician's career as a performer of classical music, giving solo recitals and playing with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.


The musician has fancied jazz since his teens. In 1984 as a student he placed first at the Vilnius International Student Piano Improvisation Competition. Since then he has been performing as a jazz soloist, teamed in a duo, or as group leader. Besides jazz, Buožis composes also pop music. In 1997 he had released his first album Town of Love in jazz-pop style.


To recognize his achievement, the Lithuanian Musicians' Union awarded him with the Gold Disc in 2003. Recently he has been performing mostly with his quartet and has kept composing. He also teaches at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the National M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts.

 

© Jūratė Kučinskaitė

Town of Love
Egidijus Buožis - ky, programming, Aleksandr Fedotov - sax, Arturas Chalikovas - g, Linas Rimša - harm, Gediminas Zujus - programming, Irena Starošaitė - voc, Steponas Januška - voc
Pūkas 003, 1996 (CD)

Solos & Duos
Egidijus Buožis - p, Valerijus Ramoška - tp
JAM Records JMCD 039, 2000 (CD)

At First Sight
Egidijus Buožis Quartet: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Prior Records PRCD-017, 2005 (CD)

spon_ta____ __nica
Petras Vyšniauskas - ssax, Egidijus Buožis - p
Prior Records PRCD-032, 2007 (CD)

In compilations

The Great Parade of Musicians 1999
"Doxy"
Egidijus Buožis - p, Valerijus Ramoška - tp
Vilnius Recording Studio VSCD-065, 1999 (CD)

Gold Disc 2003
"You Don't Know What Love Is" / "Autumn Leaves" / "Con Alma" / "In the Circle"
Egidijus Buožis - p
Lithuanian Musicians' Union LMSMB CD-052, 2003 (CD)

Jazzy Lithuania
"Doxy"
Egidijus Buožis - p, Valerijus Ramoška - tp
"Day by Day"
Vita Rusaitytė - voc, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Arvydas Jofė - dr
Judita Bartoševičienė VMJ 001, 2004 (CD)

Lithuanian Pop / Rock / Folk / Jazz Music Sampler MIDEM 2006
"Snapshot"
Egidijus Buožis Quartet: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 034, 2006 (CD)

Note Lithuania: Jazz

"Froglet's Dance"

Egidijus Buožis Quartet: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD+DVD 002, 2007 (CD)

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